Hoping for a better month now that June is here. The old saying that things come in three's was proven wrong in May. All that I can say is that my family is finding strength together and are forging ahead. What did May bring?? First, our friends 14 year old daughter died early in May. She actually out-lived the doctor's predictions by about 10 years but it still isn't an easy thing to deal with especially for her brothers and sisters.
The next was my father-in-law who died just over a week ago. He underwent surgery a few weeks ago and all seemed to be fine. On Saturday, May 22 he had a heart attack and died.
Sunday, May 23 my cousin died. My aunt has now outlived all of her children.
...to bring May to a close, they found an aneurysm in my mothers brain. We will find out in a couple of weeks what the options are.
I'm sorry for bringing this all out here but my wife is out with the children so I just needed to let my guard down and let my emotions go. I will aim for an upbeat end of June summary.
I'm so sorry to hear all of this, keltic. You've come to the right place though. Vent. No one here will mind.
I'm hoping you and your family/friends will get through this.
"I am a Canadian by birth, but I am a Highlander by blood and feel under an obligation to do all I can for the sake of the Highlanders and their literature.... I have never yet spoken a word of English to any of my children. They can speak as much English as they like to others, but when they talk to me they have to talk in Gaelic."
-Alexander Maclean Sinclair of Goshen (protector of Gaelic Culture)
Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing? Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing? Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning? ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
:'( Hope this doesn't continue. May your June be much better. Eventually there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. Time can only go one way, and you will get through it! Here's an old piece I finally wrote down in 1997 that I tend to live by during the hard times
The hallway A long finite corridor How finite one cannot say At one end, a doorway one-way doors all along the way
Go through a door and one cannot come back The glass wall behind one moves perpetually forward one cannot slow down and one cannot go back Some of the corridor is lighted, while more is dark and morbid
How far to the end? Noone can know Until it comes Perpetually walking forward and occasionally looking back counting the days With that glass barrier always at one's back
Wow. I can't imagine how you're feeling right now, Keltic. I'm glad you brought this to us. I will definitely pray for you, your family and your mother, my friend, and I know that many of our brothers and sisters here on CR will be praying as well.